Burned Over

Burned Over
  • Sun Oct 15, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Charles Picard
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The Spirit of God Like a Fire Is Burning

“I found that region of country what…would be called, ‘a burnt district.’ There had been, a few years previously, a wild excitement passing through that region, which they called a revival of religion… It was reported as having been a very extravagant excitement.”
–The Autobiography of Charles G. Finney

The early 19th-century religious revival in western and central of New York was so profound as to give the region the nickname “the burned-over district.” Too great to be contained by the predominant Christian sects of the day, the movement ignited new religions, spiritualist traditions, and socialist utopian experiments: a fertile ground for charismatic leaders, Christlike disciples, and con men.

The Burned-Over District: Religions of Central NY, Spiritualism: The Fox Sisters, American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith, Leap of Faith, Elmer Gantry, The Brothers Bloom, Waco: The Rules of Engagement, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

For a quick primer, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burned-over_district

Tags: Collaborative, Dark, Drama, Emotional, GM-less, Play to find out, Provocative, Sex and Sexuality Genre: Historical

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